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The Aquino promise

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

'My hope is that when I leave office, everyone can say that we have traveled far on the right path, and we are able to bequeath a better future to the next generation'

epa02230216 Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III (R) takes his oath as the Philippines' 15th president before Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales (L) in on the Quirino grandstand, Manila, Philippines on 30 June 2010 before hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters. Aquino, 50, took his oath of office shortly before noon local time(0400 GMT) at Rizal Park in central Manila after leading Filipinos in bidding farewell to his predecessor Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He is to serve the Philippines as president for a term of six years during which he has vowed to fight corruption and poverty. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN